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Friday 9 October 2015 7:38 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead's head coach will be satisfied if the side can take the title of area top dogs and finish above local rivals Windsor, Reading and Newbury.

Russell Bolton, who took over from Allan Greene in the summer, hasn't set Maids any specific targets for where he wants them to finish but admitted this week it would be great if they claimed

16:30 Fri 02 Oct 2015
Tom Simpson scores Maids' only try against Salisbury It's only four matches into the season and Maidenhead RFC have already used 12 players in their backline which must be a concern to Russell Bolton who came to the club looking to instill consistency
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19:01 Sat 26 Sep 2015
Perry Jansen Maidenhead (8) 11, Salisbury (8) 11 Maidenhead will be satisfied with the result but discouraged by the performance against Salisbury after almost losing to the last kick of the match for the second consecutive match.
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18:08 Sat 19 Sep 2015
rugby Grove 18, Maidenhead 20 Maidenhead RFC move up to fourth in South West 1 East following their narrow victory over hosts Grove. It was always expected to be their biggest test of the season to
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13:33 Thu 01 Oct 2015
Maidenhead RFC coach Russell Bolton Maidenhead RFC extended their unbeaten league run to four matches after an 11-11 draw with Salisbury on Saturday, partially thanks to some celestial assistance, according to head coach Russell Bolton. He watched in surprise as,
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09:00 Thu 24 Sep 2015
Perry Jansen Perry Jansen is the outcome of Maidenhead RFC's quest for a suitable and consistently available fly-half, according to a hopeful Russell Bolton. Jansen, who has been around the club for three years and has played
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09:00 Fri 18 Sep 2015
Maidenhead RFC coach Russell Bolton Having watched a lethargic second-half performance in the 34-24 victory over Swanage on Saturday, Russell Bolton says his side must get comfortable with taking and keeping the lead. The Maidenhead RFC head coach believes the
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14:20 Sat 21 Feb 2015
London Wasps Maidenhead Advertiser has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby's official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Wasps v Gloucester on Sunday, March 1 at
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10:48 Mon 28 Sep 2015
f The New York Jets have selected Hazelwood, the home of London Irish, to prepare for this year's Wembley Stadium NFL International Series clash. The Jets will be taking on the Miami Dolphins on October 4
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09:15 Tue 30 Jun 2015
Fe'ao Vunipola Marlow RFC have confirmed the former Tongan World Cup international Fe'ao Vunipola as their new head coach. Vunipola, who previously coached at the Riverwoods club between 2010-12, takes over from Richard Kinsey. The father of
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18:00 Wed 07 Oct 2015
rugby Attention may be focussed on England's premature exit from World Cup 2015 but for RFU development director Steve Grainger the introduction of rugby into previously non-playing schools demonstrates the lasting legacy of the tournament. Langley
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.

Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc